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An Eclectic Array of Latin American Artists To Converge in London for this Year’s La Linea Latin Music Festival

By 25 February, 2019

From April 25th until May 5th, a glorious contingent of Latin American artists will head to London for La Linea, the capital’s very own Latin music festival. This year’s edition, as is the norm, will be a mix of big names, break-through acts, and the Latin artists who are making London hum on a year-round basis.

Big names this year include Mexican singer Carla Morrison, playing her first London show for six years (she will also be playing shows in Bristol and Liverpool), Brazilian MPB veteran João Bosco and Mexican cumbia legend Celso Piña – for those looking for raw cumbia played with punk energy, he’s your man!

Argentine singer La Yegros keeps going from strength-to-strength and she will be in town to play her new record, as will her compatriots King Coya, who will be supporting her, and Los Auténticos Decadentes, who have been kicking up a storm since the 80s thanks to their rambunctious Latin ska sound. Finishing off the line-up will be London-based Cuban trumpet player Yelfris Valdes, jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez who will be playing his kinetic soundtrack from Birdman, and the Cuba-obsessed Malian band Las Maravillas de Mali, who remarkably formed way back in the late 60s.

Lastly, this year will also herald the first-ever LoLaMC: London Latin Music Conference, an industry event for all those invested in Latin music in the UK.

More details of La Linea 19, as well as links to buy tickets for all the events, can be found at

Current La Linea 19 line-up

Yelfris Valdes + Sofree – Rich Mix | 25th April
La Yegros + King Coya – Rich Mix | 26th April
João Bosco + Gui Tavares – The Jazz Café | 28th April
Celso Piña + Arriba La Cumbia! DJs – EartH Hackney | 28th April
Maravillas de Mali – The Barbican | 2nd May
Los Auténticos Decadentes – Electric Brixton | 3rd May
LoLa MC: London Latin Music Conference – Bush House | 3rd May
Dino D’Santiago – Rich Mix | 4th May
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman Live – The Barbican | 4th May
Carla Morrison – EartH Hackney | 5th May

[line-up correct as of 17th April 2019]

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